15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Hoi An
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Trondheim, Norway to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Trondheim in January: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Duong Dong.
Spas · Museums

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 5 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bai Tắm Sao and Long Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Vung Bau Beach and PTA Travel. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage, indulge your taste buds at Beer Fridge, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sim Son Phu Quoc.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hoi An.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Hoi An — 3 nights

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and My Khe Beach. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Hoi An takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Hue — 2 nights

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Imperial City and then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Hanoi — 2 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wide array of goods at YNOT, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University and then stop by Old Quarter.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hue to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Nature

Vietnam travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.